Heidi Baker was in burnout mode.
At the time, she considered working at K-mart and leaving her call to ministry. I witnessed her life being radically transformed. I remember when she came from Mozambique to our church in Toronto; she was so exhausted. "I was burned out. Even though I had a doctorate in systematic theology, I did not want to teach theology," she said in a CBN news interview. "I literally wanted to work at K-mart. I was so tired."
Now, Heidi and her husband Roland lead IRIS Global, a ministry that began several thousand churches: "Jesus took the 'no' from me—the eyes, the burning eyes of Jesus. Now, I have been to 109 nations, preaching this glorious Gospel," Heidi says.
When she first came to our church, she was spiritually drained and physically ill with double pneumonia... (more)
I was in a time of corporate worship and the Lord spoke this to me: "I've brought you out, I've brought you through and I'm about to bring you into."
I believe this is exactly what God is doing for His people in this hour. He has delivered us out of captivity, brought us through the fire and now, in this season, He is bringing many into their promise!
When God delivered the children of Israel out of captivity, He didn't just leave them in the wilderness. The Lord brought them out and brought them through the wilderness so that He could bring them into their Promised Land.
I sense so strongly in my spirit that this is a season where many are about to be brought out of the wilderness and into the promise... (more)
God often speaks to me just before I wake, and recently, I woke with a simple phrase in my spirit: "Middle East winds, Holy Spirit winds"—6 words to be precise. At face value the phrase didn't seem like an earth-shattering revelation. And yet, contained within these six words is a revelation of profound heavenly and geopolitical change soon to take place.
The Wind at Pentecost
On the day of Pentecost 120 Believers were gathered in one place. After 10 days of anticipation their expectation level was high. Suddenly, a violent wind manifested...in the room! Like all winds, this wind had a particular movement... (more)
In this season, God is refining and strengthening the Body of Christ. He is revealing weaknesses in the infrastructure and preparing a beautiful Bride full of character and love. God is encouraging us to choose Him and ask for wisdom as we process the things in our lives. He is a good Father that longs to instill identity in us and release an abundance of blessing on us. If you are sowing or plowing seeds, God wants to bless you in your steps of faith, no matter how small. The breakthrough you are contending for is not far beyond your reach; keep waiting expectantly for Him.
"For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 2:6)
When the snowstorm hit Texas (and other areas not known for snowstorms) in mid-February of 2021, it revealed some weaknesses in the infrastructure... (more)
Mark Ellis : (May 7, 2021) GodReports.com
In a second dream, Kirin described his dad's heavenly house as very large and brightly lit. "Daddy was with God," he said. "I was sitting with God and told Him a joke and He laughed. "I saw two holes in His wrists..."
[GodReports.com] Her husband's untimely death from a rare form of cancer left her reeling. As she wallowed in grief, seeking God's presence, her five-year-old had several vivid dreams about Heaven (and Hell) that buoyed her faith in the Lord...(more)
Cathe Laurie-Opinion : (May 7, 2021) Christian Headlines
...Much later, after I had come to faith, my mother revealed how she had determined to quit talking and instead to diligently pray that her daughters would be saved...
[ChristianHeadlines.com] For a number of years, my devout mother prayed for my sisters and me. She often sat us down on her bed and tried her best to reach our hearts with words that, honestly, went in one ear and out the other. This proved to be a great test of her faith. Time after time, I mechanically nodded in outward agreement while staring blankly out the window, wishing it would end. I learned not to disagree or raise an objection, only because it would have prolonged what my teenaged brain considered to be "torture...(more)
News Staff : (May 7, 2021) CBN News
...Through what she called "Mother's Work Clubs," Ann Marie brought together women in her community to educate themselves about the main cause of infant mortalityâ€”a disease caused by poor sanitationâ€”and get the word out to others. Later, with the help of her brother, Dr. James Reeves, her cause became a public health movement that is credited with saving thousands of infants' lives...
[CBN News] Mother's Dayâ€”that day children of all ages give cards, gifts, and unique expressions of love, or show their appreciation and gratitude to the "Moms" in their lives, no matter who they are...(more)
Michael Foust : (May 7, 2021) Christian Headlines
The church is "not pressuring anyone to get the vaccine. But if you're one of those who desires to get the vaccine and you just haven't had the opportunity to do that yet, you will have the opportunity to do that here." -Ben Lovvorn, executive pastor
[ChristianHeadlines.com] One of the nation's most prominent megachurches will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic after a Sunday morning service this month to allow members of the church and surrounding community to get vaccinated...(more)